Cyber defense giant Symantec has been asked to join a White House advisory council.
Federal chief information officer Tony Scott said agencies are spending too much of their money on legacy technology that can’t easily be secured, and the people who have built and supported it are leaving government service. HUD, EPA, SSA and the Patent and Trademark Office are among the agencies trying to transform their IT infrastructures.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.